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Weekend Edition: Hot August Nights – The Atlantis

Bradley Brownell August 6, 2016 Car Shows, Weekend Edition 2 Comments

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Our third stop of the night was at the Atlantis Casino parking lot. This was the largest of the three stops we made, perhaps 700 cars or so were in attendance. There were a few interesting bits in this lot. Not a lot of variety, but if its old and has a V8, chances are there’s one in the lot. The show was starting to get a little overwhelming, we were tired and hungry, and we were ready to get home, so photos of the more normal stuff were limited, and we just stopped to look at the more bizarre. It was fun, but one evening a year is about all I need. Too crowded, and I prefer my vintage days to include a lot of racing, which is why I’m headed to the Monterey Motorsport Reunion in a few weeks. Anyway, there will be more coverage of this stuff tomorrow, focusing on particular cars of interest.

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Can’t go wrong with a Fiat Gasser. image

Street spotted Bronco. image IMG_8563

A Graham is something you don’t see every day.

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Zoom. IMG_8554

Packed full of gentle ladies.
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Are these really made of lead?
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MORE BRITS!IMG_8549

Suicide Continentals really get me hot and heavy.

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SOMEONE WROTE ON MY CAR!IMG_8541

Italian-American, like Olive Garden, but way better.

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Louvers make the world go ’round. IMG_8530

Jail Carmero. Merging two memes. IMG_8524

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This was the cleanest Power Wagon I’ve ever seen in my entire life.

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Beautiful. IMG_8520

Clean.

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Utilitarian. IMG_8518

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Patina K5 Blazer. It doesn’t get much better.

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The only Javelin of the 1500 or so cars we saw.

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Not many Cougars either, but maybe a handful.

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WHICH BOSS IS BEST BOSS?

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This Datsun was super rad. IMG_8501

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Domo Kill!IMG_8497

Ooh, Mountain Dew. I’m parched. IMG_8492

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British Colombia. To Reno. In that.IMG_8480

Trans-Am livery paint jobs are best paint jobs.

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This was perhaps not well done, but it was certainly done. Definitely not a factory-job.

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Neat old off-roader. Super metallic paint. Neat spider-web detail.
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AMERICA!IMG_8470

This old lakester was pretty freakin cool. IMG_8469

Beautifully done.
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Just so simple. IMG_8467

I want one.
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I call this one “The Goatee”.IMG_8499

Strip Teaser (2)IMG_8458

Pinstripe.

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Overheard “I didn’t even know they made cars with 12 cylinders!”

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Behind bars. IMG_8449

Napa know how. IMG_8447

Truck

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Different truck

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  • Maymar

    So, a friend of mine, his dad has a hot rodded ’28 Ford Tudor. Not quite as extreme as the one that came down from BC, but still. Shortly after finishing it, he and his wife drove it out to the Bonneville Salt Flats (about 3200km). They made it with no issue, but agreed to never attempt something like that again. I can only imagine how it’d be in something that looks like it has no roof for the sake of headroom.

  • Fuhrman16

    “Are these really made of lead?”
    In a way, yes. Back in the 50’s and 60’s when these cars were just beginning to get customized, plastic body filler (Bondo) hadn’t been invented yet, so lead was used instead to fill in any of the seams and what not (like from chopping the roof) that were created. It has a lower melting point than steel and is a bit easier to shape.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkuZQXQulRE